The inner Aegean Vineyard Route, which also includes the Burnt Country Vineyards, will take you to the wine route where a significant part of wine production is carried out in Turkey.
With its thousands of years of history and geography, this region, located within the Kula Salihli geopark, is among the beauties of Turkey that needs to be discovered, and covers the entire administrative borders of Kula and Salihli districts of Manisa.
The total area of ​​the geopark is 2320 km2.
Kula Salihli Geopark contains natural, geological, cultural and archaeological riches.
There are many natural heritages from fairy chimneys to karst caves, from canyons to volcanic cones in and around Kula.
In addition to the geological heritage, Kula has a rich historical and cultural heritage with its well-preserved Ottoman urban architecture.
On September 4, 2013, Kula Volcanic Geopark was declared a member of Turkey's and Europe's first and only UNESCO Geoparks Network.
We have compiled the places you can visit and see when you come to Yanık Ülke.
Kula Fairy Chimneys
Kula fairy chimneys located in the Kula region, which is known to have a geological structure with volcanic factors; They are natural formations that occur when the flood waters descending from the valley slopes and the wind erode the structure consisting of tuffs. These mysterious structures, formed by natural factors over hundreds of years, lead people to think and discover about the existence of the world. How about discovering the Kula fairy chimneys, which is 23 km away from Yanık Ülke and can be reached in 18 minutes by car?
When you come to Divlit Volcano, which is 26 km north of Villa Estet Bağ Hotel, you can see two volcanic cones, one big and the other small, on the shore of Demirköprü Dam Lake. It creates an interesting view with the large cone called "Çakallar Tepesi" or "Divlittepe" by the local people and the blue waters of the "Küçük Divlit" dam lake, which is about 1 kilometer away. The hill on the slope of which the abandoned Çakallar village is located is the youngest formation of the Kula volcanism and there are footprints of people who lived 10-12 thousand years ago in this area.
A miracle of nature that is unique in Turkey and surprises those who see it. A natural beauty formed by the erosion of hard rocks by the Imren Stream for thousands of years. Taşyaran Valley, formed by water and wind like embroidery on the rocks after a major fault rupture, is one of the most interesting natural beauties of Anatolia. Taşyaran Valley, near Uşak Yenişehir village, is located near Kula on the Uşak-İzmir road. Taşyaran Valley, which is 30 minutes and 41 km away from Yanık Ülke by car, is one of the best routes for day trips.
Sardis Ancient City
Sardis Ancient City is known as the ancient city located in the Salihli district of Manisa and was the capital of the Lydian state. It was founded in 1300 BC and was destroyed in 1200 BC. According to the known history, the first place where money was printed is the ancient city of Sardis. It is also the beginning of the famous King's Road in history. The word "sard", which is the Western name of the orange quartz stone, which has been used as a precious stone for a long time, comes from the Sart region where the stone was mined in ancient times. Quartz stone and gold are still being extracted here. It is 37 minutes and 50 km away from Yanık Ülke by car and is spread on both sides of the İzmir-Ankara highway.
It is possible to reach Bintepeler or Bintepe Tumulus Tombs, which are 60 km away from Villa Estet Bağ Hotel, in 40 minutes by car. The most famous of the tumuli tombs, of which 115 have been preserved until today, belongs to the Lydian king Alyattes. The tumulus of Alyattes, with a diameter of 355 meters, a height of 69 meters and a circumference of 1115 meters, is among the largest tumulus tombs in the world.
Ulubey Canyon, which turned into a nature park on June 27, 2013, is located within the borders of Ulubey in Uşak province. Ulubey Canyon, which is the second longest canyon in the world with a length of 77 km, is thought to have been formed by the collapse of the Büyük Menderes graben. The glass terrace, 150 meters high and 135 square meters, built in 2015 by the Uşak Governorate, Uşak Special Provincial Administration and Ulubey District Governorship, welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Ulubey Canyon is located at a distance of 1 hour 11 minutes and 81 km from Yanık Ülke by car.
Pamukkale, which is one of the most popular visiting points of domestic and foreign tourists, is on the World Heritage List determined by UNESCO. Pamukkale Travertines, one of the most beautiful travertine examples in the world; In addition to visual richness, it is good for heart ailments, rheumatism, digestion, respiration, circulation and skin disorders. Pamukkale travertines, which are 125 km away from Yanık Ülke, can be reached in 2 hours by car.